12/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

January Jones And John McCain: Mad Men Star Goes To Washington To Talk Shark Finning

January Jones, who plays the character Betty Draper on the TV show Mad Men went to Washington DC to talk to legislators about her favorite cause: ending shark finning. Shark finning is a practice where fishermen cut off a shark's fin and throw the shark back into the water, often while it's still alive. Though illegal, there are loopholes -- and Jones showed up in DC to lobby for legislation that would strengthen the law.

Several Senators made time to talk to the star about the issue, including New Jersey's Frank Lautenberg and South Dakota's Tim Johnson. She also got a meeting with former presidential candidate John McCain, who tweeted afterward:

"Great meeting and tour of the Capitol with January Jones, who is an advocate for sharks. I'm a huge fan of Mad Men!"

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